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AIDS / President Commission #111723

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 09, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: George Strait) First public meeting of President Commission on AIDS featured; details given, scenes shown. [Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Otis BOWEN - defs. administration's efforts.] Criticism that commission is dominated by ideologues and people who know little aboutAIDS said illustrated by commission member Dr. Theresa Crenshaw's belief, contrary to scientific evidence, that AIDS is spread by insects and casual contact. [CRENSHAW - criticizes medical establishment.] [AIDS victim Michael PETRELIS - accuses commission of homophobia and medical ignorance.] [Cmsn. member Dr. William WALSH - responds.] Surgeon General C. Everett Koop's call for moderation mentioned.

Jennings, Peter;
Strait, George

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